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With John Erskine nearing his return and Michal Neuvirth and Brooks Laich getting closer, the Caps have some roster decisions to make.
Quick news and notes from Tuesday's morning skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex as the Caps [16-12-2] face the Lightning [17-10-2] at Verizon Center [7 p.m., CSN]:
Marty Erat, Joel Ward and Matt Hendricks will all be facing their former teams tonight when the Predators visit the Capitals [7 p.m., CSN].
Center Brooks Laich stayed off the ice for the eighth straight day, raising concerns about his long-term health.
Goaltender Michal Neuvirth and center Brooks Laich remain sidelined by lower body injury.
The team also placed goaltender Michal Neuvirth, who injured his lower body on Friday by stepping on a puck during pre-game warmups, on injured reserve, sidelining him until at least Saturday.
The Capitals are hoping Marty Erat and Dmitry Orlov can increase their trade value against the Islanders, who have lost eight of their last 10.
The Capitals recalled defenseman Dmitry Orlov from the Hershey Bears three days after his agent requested a trade.
What will the Caps do with Marty Erat and Dmitry Orlov? Can they package them for a top four defenseman? Our answers.